birds of prey

A buzzard in flight
Jun 22 '17 14:05

The municipality of Meierijstad is warning joggers and cyclists to watch out for birds of prey. Another runner was recently attacked by an angry bird near Het Melven in Veghel, Omroep Brabant reports.

The municipality thinks that they are dealing with angry buzzards. "They don't usually attack people, but are known to do mock attacks in the breeding season to protect their nest and young." The birds have sharp claws and can easily injure an unwary jogger or cyclist. 

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Sep 13 '16 15:30

The Dutch police bought a number of eagles and are currently training them to hunt drones. The police expect that they will be ready for deployment by next summer.

The first trial to see whether eagles can be used to hunt drones was started about a year ago, with the police working with a specialized birds of prey company. According to the police, this trial proved successful, which is why it was decided to invest in a number of bald eagles.

Feb 15 '16 13:10

The Netherlands police plan to use eagles and other birds of prey to catch drones from the air. Falconers are baffled by this plan, calling it nonsensical and dangerous

Bird of Prey - Drone take out
Feb 1 '16 09:14

Birds of prey in the Netherlands will be trained to hunt down and take out enemy unmanned flying devices, police announced on Sunday. The authorities released video of a successful demonstration from Friday, saying a final decision on continuing the program will be made over the next few months.

Falcon
Aug 28 '14 11:38

Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.

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